Sunday, December 18, 2011

A light and shadow Magpie




First Blush

Interplay of night and day
Stark…primary white light

Versus deep shadow
null, void, pitch black…

Back in the day tv hues
No confusion between

Good and bad…hats
Tell the tale every time.

But I’m addlepated as you
Rise before me, shaded

Jaded, cast in darkness,
Seeking out its mystery

I have a history, you know
I fear you do, too, sooo...

I swear I would kiss you
If I could find your mouth


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18 comments:

Kathe W. said...

excellent observations of the image

Evalinn said...

Well done! :-) And I really like how it looks like this is written on the wood behind!

kaykuala said...

Great flow of ideas in the verse!

Hank

Cosmic Petri Dish said...

Wow! I dig the cut of your jib. Seems the contrast of light and shadow moved us both. This was fun.

Máire T. Robinson said...

I love the reference to "back in the day tv hues". Fantastic last line too.

Margaret said...

I have a history, you know
I fear you do, too, sooo...

I swear I would kiss you
If I could find your mouth

She is a bit of a bearded lady.. or let's hope it IS just a shadow... let us know after you kiss her! ha ha

Laurie Kolp said...

Sweet... I love the use of addlepated here.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

I adore the phrase: addlepated! :)

Kim Nelson said...

FABULOUS! It never occurs to me to converse with the subject in the prompt photo, but this is VERY effective. One of my favorites of the day, not only for the use of this device, but also because the tone is so saucy. Love it!

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh, so much from one photograph. The words are perfect for the photograph and the last bit tops it off like the whipped cream and cherry on a sundae.

zongrik said...

i guess you can't make-out with a shadow/

Isabel Doyle said...

Excellent!

Helen said...

Charming word, addlepated! Love the way you used it here .. growing up in the 50s I am SO remembering our black and white!!! Happy Holidays.

Suz said...

ah the black and white of things
where did it go/
well done

Shawna said...

"I swear I would kiss you
If I could find your mouth" ... Ha. I like this piece. :)

(rosemarymint.wordpress.com)

Brian Miller said...

smles...it was easy to tell the good from the bad when they respected appropriate fashion you know....smiles...hope you find the mouth...smiles.

Berowne said...

Very good response to the prompt...

susan m hinckley said...

I really liked this! The interplay of light and dark cuts right to the heart of the image, and then that awesome last line -- well done.